Lakshadweep was given the National Eco-Tourism Award 1997.
Report for Boarding at boarding point at Lakshadweep Wharf, Willingdon Island (exact boarding time will be fixed one day prior only).
Report for Boarding at boarding point at Lakshadweep Wharf, Willingdon Island (exact boarding time will be fixed one day prior only). After the check in formalities embark on the ship. Lunch on board (according to the boarding time). Later ship will be sailing from Kochi port by 1500 hrs.
Morning tea will be served on board, later after breakfast and departure to Minicoy-mainly called women’s island. Arrival at Minicoy 0945 hrs. The culture, tradition and language of this island is entirely different from the other island of Lakshadweep. On arrival welcome drink to refresh you body after the ship journey. Later after refreshments visit Light House built by the British on 1885 before the independence to India. Later enjoy the water spots like Kayaking, Scuba Dive & sea bath. Post lunch visit Village-Local Residential Area- where you can come across the customs and traditions of the Island. There you can watch folk dances of Minicoy are Lava, Thaara, Dandi, Fuli and Bandiya. Colourful and elegant race boat known as ‘Jahadhoni’ are used for race during the Minicoy fest which comes once in a year. Evening tea and departure to ship and dinner will be served on board and overnight stay on ship.
Morning tea will be served on board, later after breakfast and departure to Kavaratti – the capital island of Lakshadweep. Welcome Drinks on arrival, later proceed to enjoy in the pristine beach of the island. You can opt for water sport activities glass bottomed boat, sea bath, kayaking scuba dive & snorkelling (own expense). Later after lunch visit the Marine Museum its showcasing the diverse & unique marine artifacts. The major objective of the marine museum is to promote marine products and their preservation, you can come across the wonderful and rare species of water animals, extinct species sea fishes and even different types of marine flora and there are collections of different species of invertebrates. After evening tea check in to the ship for night dinner & overnight stay.
After breakfast departure to Kalpeni island. On arrival to the island welcome drinks will be served and later proceed to explore the island- peculiar feature of Kalpeni is a huge storm bank of coral debris along its eastern and south-eastern shorelines. One can swim, snorkel or reef-walk in the vast lagoon and indulge in water sports on kayaks, sailboats, snorkelling and pedal boats (own expense). Post lunch you will be going to watch the Folk Dance & later evening tea. Embark to the ship at 1700 hrs and dinner on boar. Relax and have a calm sleep.
Arrival in Kochi port and disembark back to home with the memories of the pristine beaches of Lakshadweep.
Minimum 15 Days is needed for Documentation Process. Once Documents are OK you will have an entry permit to Lakshadweep Islands for 15 Days.